Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 24, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta
2 _ THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Thursday, December 24, 1970 jailed under War Measures Act Hostages are offered for freedom of prisoners MONTREAL (CP) The Movement for the Defence of Quebec Political Prisoners of- fered eight "hostages" Wednes- day in exchange for the tempo- rary freedom of more than 4C persons still in jail under the War Measures Act. lain OTTAWA (CP) Prime Min- ister Trudeau said Wednesday that the possible sale of British arms to South Africa is the most serious tlireat to the Com- monwealth in the history of the organization. The prime minister told an impromptu news conference that the proposed sale is a "very grave threat" to the Commonwealth but that an ac- commodation is possible. He said that he has been dis- cussing the possibility of an ac- commodation with other Com- monwealth leaders. Mr. Trudeau leaves Jan. 5 for the Commonwealth prime min- isters' conference in Singapore where the proposed arms sale is expected to be discussed. West Germany releases spies BONN (API West Germany has released three suspected Communist spies in return for the release of a number of polit- ical prisoners from East Ger- man jails, a West German spokesman announced Wednes- day. The three released from West Germany were identified as Dr. Eerthold Bley, Hasso Schlesin- ger and Heinz Zaeske. All were held on suspicion of spying for East Germany. The spokesman declined to give details about the exchange but it was understood that about a dozen persons were freed from East German jails. Those volunteering as "hos- tages" include Lise Brochu, a college professor, Monique La- inarre, a secretary with the Confederation of National Trade Unions, Paul Cliche, former president of the Front d'Aclion P o 1 i t i q u e, Guy Marsolais, Claude Grenier and Emile Bou- dreau, union officials, Nicole Therrien, a CNTU librarian, and Gerald Godin, a reporter Quebec- Presse. In a telegram to Justice Min- ister Jerome Choquette, the Mouvement pom' la Defense des Prisoru'ers Politiques Quebecois said the "hostages" would be jailed in order to allow the pris- oners a visit with their families during the holidays. Tlie department of justice would be "assured of the return of the prisoners to jail and their lawyer Michael Lemarre would Provincial park loses 9.6 acres VICTORIA (CP) Tlie pro- vincial government has chop- ped 9.6 acres out of Mount Robson provincial park on the British Columbia Alberta bor- der following what is described as "trespass" by the Canadian National Railways. Parks director Bob Ahrens says the land, near Lucerne Lake, was turned into a gravel pit operation by the railway which has a right of way through1 the park. The railway said it didn't realize it was trespassing. There was no indication that the government has been com- pensated for the land. presence at their hearings.' act as an intermediary in the exchange. The movement made its offei in a telegram which also in eluded sharp criticism of the jusitce minister for his refusa to allow bail for the persons stil detained. The prisoners still in jail awaiting trial include Michel Chartrand, president of Hie CNTTI's Montreal Central Conn- til, Robert Lemieux, a lawyer Roers slams Injuries fatal to worker EDMONTON (CP) Ber- dette Verville, 23, injured in a construction-site accident near Smoky Lake, died in hospital. Mr. Verville fell from pilings at a bridge construction site on the North Saskatchewan River 50 miles northeast of here. 'Warn and sincere greetings to you and your loved ones for the bright holiday season. HOLIDAY HOURS: CLOSED CHRISTMAS EVE, DEC. 24th ct p.m. CLOSED CHRISTMAS DAY, BOXING DAY and SUNDAY, Dec. 25, 26 and 27. RE-OPENING MONDAY, DEC. 28 at 9 a.m. MIDTOWN RECREATiON 325 5th STREET SOUTH WASHINGTON (Reuter) State Secretary William Rogers strongly rebuked Hanoi Wednes- day for its stand on prisoners, of-war and warned of a possible resumption of bombing of North Vietnam. Diplomatic observers noted that Rogers, in a news confer- ence, took a harder line on the main issues of the war than he has in the past. Angered by Hanoi's move this week in releasing a list of U.S. prisoners-of-war with no new names, Rogers called it a con- temptible manoeuvre. Then he accused North Vietnam of bar- barism and inhumanity in its at- titude toward American cap- tives. Rogers also backed up Presi- dent Nixon's warning of Dec. 10 that the United States would bomb military targets in North Vietnam if Hanoi continues to shoot at reconnaissance planes or threatened the safety of U.S. troops during the withdrawal process in South Vietnam, Fear major volcanic eruption MANILA (AP) Christmas festivities here were over- shadowed today by the threat of a major volcanic eruption. Officials warned that Taal volcano, some 40 miles south of Manila, appeared headed for eruption and urged residents in the area to evacuate their homes. More than tremors were registered Wednesday night and early today. Taal's last major eruption in 1965 took hundreds of lives. Its worst blast, in 1911, caused deatlis. They remember FULTON, Mo. (Reuter) The lights will remain on throughout the night of Dec. 29 in the rebuilt Church of St. Mary Aldermanbury here in ob- servance of its fire-bombing in the 1910 London blitz. Only the bare stone walls and 12 columns were left standing in London after the raid, and in 1966 the ruins were moved to the cam- pus of Fulton's Westminster College and the church restored. HALE 307 6lh St. S, Merry Christmas! To Our Many Friends and Customers We Wish To Extend a Merry Christmas! We will close Christmas Evo, 24 at 7 p.m., ond be closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and Sunday, Dec. 25, 26 and 27, re-opening Monday, Det. 28 at a.m. BEST WISHES FROM THE MANAGEMENT AND STAFF OF THE LETHBRIDGE HOTEL COFFEE SHOP 5th Street cmd 2nd Avenue South Phons 327-1049 who acted as an intermediary between the government and the terrorist Front de Liberation du Quebec, Pierre Valliercs, an author and journalist, professor Charles Gagnon and fonner CBC reporter Jacques Lanie- Langlois. The War Measures Act was invoked Oct. 10 following the kidnapping of British trade commissioner James (Jasper) Cress and the kidnapping-slay- ing of Pierre Laporte, Quebec labor minister. SNEAK PREVIEW Six-month-old Darren Duricla takes a look behind the couch to see what's in store for his first Christmas. He's the son of Mr. and Mrs. John A. Duricka of Alexandria, Va. Few details 011 Christmas plans of political figures OTTAWA (CP) Partly be- cause of the Front de Liberation du Quebec, Canadians this year are not receiving all the jolly details of how their favorite pol- itician plans to spend Christ- mas. And other sources suggest there may be another reason as heavy unemployment in Canada no public figure is anxious to describe details of a visit to the Caribbean. In any event, prominent politi- cians who plan a Christmas hol- iday are not saying much about it. And that, in everyone's opin- ion, is a precedent. Terrorism in Quebec has re- sulted in armed-guard protec- iooi for prominent figures in Ot- tawa. When these figures go on vacation, to undisclosed destina- :ions, they normally leave their guards behind. Therefore the lesttnations remain secret. St. Nicks parade held by fathers MONTREAL (CP) A group of Montreal fathers, tired of Christmas commer- cialism and department store Santas, attempted Tuesday to bring a little festive spirit home where it belongs. The men, calling them- selves the real St. Nicks, rounded up the customary red suit and fur hat costumes and held a street parade. Less traditional but still in keeping with the practices of their citizens' committee were placards reading "Our Christ- big bill for everyone" and "I'm tired of playing Santa Claus, I can't even pay for all my gifts" which the pseudo-Santas waved in the brisk breezes of below-zero weather. The march ended at the local community centre where gifts, donated by merchants and businesses in the area, were distributed to the chil- dren. The problem doesn't arise with Prime Minister Trudeau, who plans to spend Christmas with his mother in Montreal. He is under constant guard any- way. GO ON TOUR The police protection even goes out of Canada with Mr. Trudeau, as it will when he leaves here Jan. 5 for a 23-day Asian tour, which includes at- tend i n g the Commonwealth prime ministers' conference in Singapore. External Affairs Minister Mitchell Sharp, who will be act- ing prime minister during Mr. Trudeau's absence, plans to get away from Ottawa for a few days before this. An aide refused to offer any clues about his destination. "He values his privacy very much." Trade Minister Jean-Luc Pepin also refused to discuss his plans. New Democratic Party leader T. C. Douglas Is out of Ottawa until after Christmas, but there's no way any additional information can be pried out of his office. For those staying in Ottawa there is no problem. For in- stance, spokesman at Govern- ment House have no hesitation in saying that Governor-General Roland Michener is planning a quiet family vacation in resi- dence. Others, such as Treasury Board President C. M. Drury, Finance Minister Edgar Benson and Opposition Leader Robert Stanfield, will also be at home with their families. Calgary mail lolled in three car collision KINDERSLEY, Sask. Samuel Wall, 43, of Calgary was killed Wednesday night when three vehicles collided during a snowstorm 10 miles west of here. Mr. Wall was driving one of the vehicles when the accident happened on Highway 7 about 120 miles southwest of Saska- toon. One gets suspicious that there's an unusual reluctance to talk of Christmas plans this year when some ministers, such as Regional Economic Expan- sion Minister Jean Marchand, say they don't know how they vyill spend the holiday. At this time of year, most observers agree, just about everyone has some idea of his Christmas plans. Oil workers feared dead n sinking JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) A 90-ton boat bringing oil work- ers from an American offshore rig capsi2ed and sank 30 miles east of Jakarta Wednesday night. Twenty-four persons, in- cluding a Canadian, are missing and 18 persons were rescued, in- formed sources reported today. The boat was the Northern Dancer of the Sanla-Fe Pom- erey Co. of New Mexico. She was bringing 42 workers back to Jakarta for Christmas. Woman dies in blaze BAWLF (CP) Marie Eliz- abeth Setchner, 73, of Bawlf a'ied in a fire that damaged her home in this east central Al- berta community. Mrs. Selchner's husband and grandson were taken to hospi- tal following the fire, which started in the kitchen. They were reported in good condi- tion. Bawlf is 60 miles southeast of Edmonton. Opera singer dies MAMIASSET, N.Y. (AP) Mimi Benzell, 47, who was a so- prano at the Metropolitan Opera then switched to nightclubs and Broadway as a popular singer, died of cancer Wednesday. With most sincere hopes that peace and happiness "with us all. Many ihanke MANAGEMENT and STAFF Milk fund climbs Darren and Blily, Blairmore J 1.00 Shorl and Leslie, Blatrmora 1.00 Megan Marie Sullivan, Lelhbridge 1-00 Mr. Ole Hustad, Lethbrldge 2.00 Allison and Donna Sproul, 2.CO Johnny Williamson, Gronum 2.00 ohnny and FerozaK 2.00 and Mark Doram, 2.00 Otto and Ann, Pincher Creek 3.00 Grades 4 and 5, Stirling School 3.00 A. Schlosser, Pincher Creek 3.00 J. M. L.................. 3.00 3.27 The Wiens Children, Coutts 4.00. Alice Gregory, Lethbridge 5.00 J. Marconi, Coleman....... 5.00 Mrs. E. G. Lawson, Champion 5.00 W. D. McDonald Family, Lelhbridge....... 5.00 Vauxliall Christian Reformed Ladies Society 5.00 Mr. and Mrs. C. T. RIpley, Spring Coulee.......... 5.00 Sidney, Harry, Johnny, Casey, Harrietts Van'der Plbeg, Vauxhaii................ 5.00 W. T.. Passey Magralh 5.00 Champion Women's 5.00 Suzanne Spencer, Lethbridge 5.00 The Three Mllvain Children, Lee Jimmie and GIna, Bellevue............ 5.00 Ttis Morency Children, Blairmore............... 5.00 Mr, and Mrs. Art Thompson, Bow Island............. 5.00 Explorers, Knox United Church, Taber.......... 5.00 Arthur E. Williams, Lethbridge.............. 5.00 Andy Holmes Family, Lethbridge.............. 5.00 Miss E. Bartman, Lethbridge 5.00 Mr. F. Bogdanowskl, Lethbridge........... 5.00 Kradle Koop, Lethbrfdga 5.00 Don Wheel, Lethbridge..... 5.QQ Anonymous, 5.00 Larry Quong, Lefhbrldpe 5.00 Mr. Bob Niven, Lethbridge 5.00 nolish 23 Class, St. Michael's High School, Pincher- Creek i.OO Grade Two Class, Assumption School, lethbrldge...... Dcnlso and Larry West, Mounlnin View Gradp Sc-ven Catechism Clnss Milk Business Office, St. Michael's Hospital, Lethbridge...... Anonymous, Lethbridge..... K5yiv.or.u ili-C............ Tlie David Lelhbridge Shannon end Robin Spencer, Nobleford.............. G. Teerling, Vauxhaii....... Anonymous, Iron Springs The Seven Angels, Milk River...... Mrs. P. Dorner, Gronum Fort Macleod, CG1T Group Lea H. MacDonald, Taber Mrs. Ken McDonald, Taber Anonymous.............. John'Sawafsky, Coaldale Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Hunt, Lethbridge H. Koot, Lethbridge........ Anonymous, LeShbrldge..... Shaughnessy School........ Colernan United Church School................ Southminster Senior Choir, Le'hbrldge.............. Assumption School, Lethbridge............, Westminster School Lethbridge Jsabeile Sellon Student Council, Blsirmore The Grant Webster Family, Mountain View.......... The Irlam Family, Lethbrldge Miami Hutterlan Brethren, New Dayton........... Candice and Dana Elzlnga, Lethbrldge............. Pediatrics'Ward, St. Michael's Hospital, Lethbrldge Grade 111 Class, St. Patrick's Elementary School, Taber Joy and Diane Hawthorne, Claresholm........... The Leys Family, Lelhbridge............. Anonymous, Lefhbrldge Total TOTAL e.oo 10.00 10.00 moo 10.00 10.00 10.00 10.00 10.00 10.00 10.00 10.00 10.00 10.00 10.45 13.74 15.00 17.0< 17.11 30.00 20.00 70.00 27.7? M.OO 4Q.QQ 100.00 5 731.47 GENERAL PRESENTS THE Weather and road report ABOVE SUNRISE FRIDAY SUNSET II Lcthliriilge...... 27 Waterton........23 Pincher Creek .24 Medicine Hat 26 Vermilion....... 20 23 Jasper.......... 20 Banff...........14 Coronation.......21 28 High Level...... 8 Peace River.....23 Grande Prairie 23 Rocky Mtn. House 21 Edson'.......... 26 Victoria 37 Prince Rupert .40 23 Prince George .15 Kamloops....... 17 Vancouver.......36 Prince Albert 1 North Battleford 11 Saskatoon 11 Swift Current 17 York-ton......... 7 Moose Jaw...... -16 North Bay....... 8 Regina......... -15 Brandon........ -3 Winnipeg....... -4 Kenora 5 Thunder Bay 31 Toronto 19 Ottawa...... 10 Montreal........ 6 L Prc 10 -15 -2 ,14 5 .11 6 .02 -2 5 -3 -2 .14 3 -24 -4 0 0 -6 .04 30 33 .40 18 .01 3 .18 10 .07 32 -3 .05 2 .06 -2 .05 6 .10 -0 .03 -20 2 .15 0 .03 -14 .02 -13 .02 -14 .05 15 .26 15 .10 -2 .39 -2 .31 St. Juiurs Halifax Charlottetown Fredericton Chicago...... New York Miami...... Los Angeles San Francisco Las Vegas Rome....... Paris....... London Berlin...... Amsterdam Brussels..... Madrid...... Moscow..... Stockholm Tokyo 14 14 11 7 75 5 4 -3 .03 -8 38 10 32 28 .34 69 62 49 52 45 48 32 27 46 ..23 33 34 43 25 28 14 32 23 35 29 40 14 21 21 27 38 53 FORECAST Lelhbridge, Medicine Today: Cloudy intervals. Christmas D a y: Frequent sunny periods. Winds W40 and gusty except 30 and gusty in Medicine Hat area. Lows 20-25, highs 35-10. Columbia, Kootcnay To- day: Periods of snow in the Co- lumbia area this afternoon. Christmas Day, cloudy, with snow in the Columbia area in the morning, spreading to all parts in the afternoon. Milder. Highs today 113-25 above. Lows tonight 5-15 above. Highs Christmas Day 25-30 above, ex- cept 15 above in northern areas. During Christmastime we extend all our neighbors and friends icnr jar a wonderful holiday. GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES COUTTS HIGHWAY PHONE 327-316S OFFICIAL AS AT A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF AMA PIOASS NOTE: We will bo closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Dayl MAJORETTE RESTAURANT 3rd AVE., IETHBRIDGE All highways in the Leth- bridge district are bare in the travel lanes. Highway 3 west some light drifting in the Pinchsr Creek area and sections of hard packed snow through the Crows Nest Pass. Also sections of hard packed snow through most towns and villages. Highway 1 Trans Canada Highway Calgary to Revel- stoke is sanded and in good winler driving condition. Tho Banff Radium and Banff- Jasper highways have a few slippery sections but are gen- erally in good winter driving condition. Motorists are reminded Hint good snow tires or chains era required when travelling in any mountain area, inc'uding all ski-resort access roads. PORTS OF ENTRY (Opening ami Closing Coults 21 hours: Carway 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. MST. Del lionila 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.- Rooseville, B.C. 9 a.m. to G p.m.; Kingsgatc, 24 hours; JPorthill-Rykcrts 8 a.m. to midnight. Chief Mountain closed, Wildhorsc, 8 fl.ro. to 5 p.m.